Author: Ben Schmidt

As government, NGO, and business leaders met in The Hague earlier this month for the World Justice Forum, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) led a panel on how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing can help reinforce democratic institutions. The June 2 event brought together two communities that don’t usually engage with one… Read More

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the threat of pro-Russian disinformation in media markets throughout Europe and Eurasia. Some Western Balkan countries like Montenegro have responded to this danger by banning Russian media outlets outright. But these kinds of policies will not be effective without greater media ownership transparency. Media ownership transparency would expose the… Read More

For the past seven years, the government of Georgia has steadily modernized its labor laws in ways that have created openings for anti-corruption work. In April 2022, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) capitalized on the culmination of these reforms – Georgia’s updated labor code, OSH laws, and newly created Labor Inspection Office – by… Read More

Over the past few months, the world has witnessed the harrowing consequences of aggressive,  corruption-fueled authoritarianism. Barely three months after the United States hosted the world’s first Summit for Democracy —and named fighting corruption a central pillar of U.S. strategy—the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has been a wake-up call for democracies and businesses committed… Read More

  The staff of the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center at CIPE has compiled this list of recent publications and resources to help the global anti-corruption community, and is updated monthly. The most recent entries are placed near the top and extend through the last thirty days. We welcome your suggestions for additional articles, reports, and… Read More

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) held its first-ever Anti-Corruption Podcast Awards Ceremony on January 27, 2022. Moderated by CIPE board member and Transparency International Co-Founder Michael Hershman, the event featured two top awards to podcasts voted on and nominated by anti-corruption professionals and enthusiasts around the world. The People’s Choice Award went to… Read More

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